The POA ranges in height from 46 to 56 inches at the withers. They must exhibit characteristics and an approved coat pattern to be eligible for registration. You can get a POA by crossing registered POAS: by crossing a registered POA with a registered horse or pony of an approved breed (see handbook for listing); or, by crossing a registered POA with a grade horse or pony that has been identified with the POAC for breeding purposes.
Why own a POA?
They are used successfully for pleasure and trail riding, driving, show competition, jumping, dressage and
timed events. The POA is a pony of action. Many 4-H and United State Pony Club members choose POAs for their excellent disposition and all around ability. Many POA families have several generations involved since at a POA sanctioned event there is something for everyone.
How can my family get involved?
State clubs offer a great way to meet other POA families. Currently there are more than 40 POA state clubs and chapters throughout the United States. These clubs offer a variety of events from "play day" shows and clinics to cook outs, trail rides and awards banquets.
Where can we find a POA?
The POA International Sale is held each year in October. The location varies, but all information is published in the POA magazine and members receive a sale catalog. In addition, several regional sales are held by state clubs. Many ponies are advertised for sale in POA magazine, but the majority change ownership through word of mouth.